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Mark Hammar

What to include in risk management methodology according to ISO 45001:2018

The ISO 45001:2018 standard includes requirements to address risks in the Occupational Health & Safety Management System (OHSMS), but how does this affect your company? To make things more complex, there are two types of risks to consider in the standard, so what is the best risk management methodology to …

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Mark Hammar

Is ISO 45001:2018 compliant with Annex SL?

If you are implementing an Occupational Health & Safety Management System (OHSMS) using the requirements of ISO 45001:2018 you may have noticed that this standard follows a ten clause format. If you are using any other ISO management system standards, such as ISO 9001:2015 or ISO 14001:2015, you will have …

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Mark Hammar

ISO 45001 vs. ISO 14001: Differences and similarities

The release of ISO 45001:2018, provides requirements for implementing and improving an Occupational Health & Safety Management System (OHSMS). With this, many organizations are determining how the requirements of this new standard, which replaces OHSAS 18001, can be integrated with already existing management systems. When compared with an Environmental Management …

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John Nolan

ISO 45001 Requirements and structure

Which ISO 45001 requirements need to be met to comply with the standard? The ISO 45001 standard itself is split into ten clauses designed to provide the user with a clear and defined structure and set of requirements that must be met when applied to the OH&S management system. Sections 1 …

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John Nolan

Main things to consider while choosing an ISO 45001 certification body

Is your company ISO 45001 certified? If you have implemented ISO 45001 then you will need an external certification body if you want to certify your OH&S management system (Operational Health and Safety Management System). There are many choices when it comes to selecting a certification body and what criteria …

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John Nolan

How ISO 45001 can benefit a supply chain

When ISO 45001 was published in March 2018, representatives from over 70 countries had contributed to the final draft. This means that the standard, which replaced OHSAS 18001, would become one of the most-used standards in the ISO suite. Given the worldwide nature of business today and that many businesses …

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Mark Hammar

How to define ISO 45001 objectives and plans

In any ISO 45001 system, the objectives and the plans designed to meet those objectives are critical to the success of the system’s performance. As opposed to other commonly used standards like those dealing with quality or environmental issues, the effect of these critical health & safety factors can have …

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Mark Hammar

How to perform management review in ISO 45001

As with many management systems, the ISO 45001:2018 standard recognizes the importance of having top management involved in the Occupational Health and Safety (OH&S) management system. Due to this important role, the standard includes requirements for top management to review the OH&S management system to determine if there are changes …

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Mark Hammar

How to perform awareness training in ISO 45001

In ISO 45001, as with all management system standards, it is critical to ensure that your employees are trained and aware of what they need to do to support the management system. In our previous article on The importance of awareness training in ISO 45001, we discuss what needs to …

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Theodora Rondozai

How to structure ISO 45001 documentation

Many people consider documentation to be the hardest step in the process of implementing a management system such as ISO 45001 (the international standard for Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems). The good news is that even though preparing documentation can be demanding and time-consuming, it isn’t the hardest part, …

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